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Vocab. Log Adjustment


Skip the last four words on the vocabulary sheet.


Take Your 7th Grader to Work Day

For those of you taking the day off for whatever reason tomorrow, please be advised that you will still be responsible for any work that you miss.  AND you will still take the test on Friday.

Please visit the room 4 tab to access Chapter 31 and the Reading Notes.

Welcome Back…

Welcome back to school!  Hope everyone is glad to be back!

Believe it or not, our ancient Greece unit is almost over.  I’ve scheduled a test for April 23rd. We still have a few chapters to discuss, but I know we can do what we need to do.  Please visit the room 4 tab to download any materials that you may need.

Enjoy this quick video clip…

Athens vs. Sparta notes

Here are the notes we took from today’s class. Don’t forget about the short quiz tomorrow.

Athens vs Sparta Notes

Governments in Ancient Greece

Over the past two days, we’ve discussed 4 different governments that swept through ancient Greece.

Monarch: ruled by ONE king or emperor

Oligarchy: ruled by a GROUP of wealthy aristocrats

Tyranny: ruled by ONE tyrant who claims the throne by force

Democracy: ruled by the people

Please check out the room 4 tab for any downloads you may need.

The Mycenaeans

Today, we found out the differences between the Minoans and the Mycenaeans.  Both, the Minoans and the Mycenaeans made some major contributions to Greek culture and society.

Make sure you read the Mycenaean reading: The Mycenaeans

…And complete the Mycenaean RAFT:  Mycenaean RAFT

Geography of Greece

Today we spoke about how the geography of Greece affected settlement. We discovered how the seas and mountains affected the early settlers. 

We completed the READING NOTES 25 and began working on PROCESSING 25.  You should complete the Processing Assignment for homework.

Theseus and the Minotaur

For those of you that were in school today, you should be working on any scripts for your presentations tomorrow.

If you were not in school and actually checking the website, then please print out one of the Theseus and the Minotaur comic strips and complete for homework.

Theseus comic and rubric

Zhou Dynasty

The Shang Dynasty is over. Please remember why they were important.  They were the first dynasty in ancient China. They developed the first Chinese writing as seen in their oracle bones. They developed their useful bronze which was used in tools, weapons, vessels, and much more.

They were overpowered by the Zhou Dynasty. The Zhou ruled China longer than any other dynasty in Chinese history. The Zhou are known for many achievements as well, but we’ll talk about the three philosophies that developed in China during the reign of the Zhou Dynasty: Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism.

Tomorrow we start discussing Confucianism.  Don’t be alarmed if you see a different seating arrangement.

Attention all “Elders”: Please read the section that I asked you to preview. If you need the section, visit the room 4 tab and download it.

Completion of the Reading Notes

We have finally finished our relief maps of China today.  There were a set of reading notes that went along with the map that you created. If you did not get to finish the 3 pages, you are responsible for completing the remainder of the sheets.

Any resources that you may need are in the room 4 tab.

Tomorrow we talk Shang Dynasty.